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Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations

African Americans

African American Profile (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health). This page provides a demographic map, demographic data, and data on health conditions for the Black population in the United States.

Black or African American Populations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health & Health Equity). Webpage includes demographic information from the CDC. Scroll down to find the 10 leading causes of death for African Americans, important health issues, and health disparities.

Desantis C, Naishadham D, Jemal A. Cancer Statistics for African Americans, 2013 [Internet]. CA Cancer J Clin. 2013 May;63(3):151-66. PubMed PMID: 23386565.

American Indians & Alaska Natives

Alaska Native Health Data (Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Native Epidemiology Center). Statewide and regional data are available from this site.

American Indian/Alaska Native Profile (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health). This page provides, demographic data, and data on health conditions for the American Indian/Alaska Native population in the United States.

American Indian & Alaska Native Populations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health & Health Equity). Webpage includes demographic information from the CDC. Scroll down to find the 10 leading causes of death, important health issues, and health disparities for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

American Indian Health: Research & Data - Statistics (National Library of Medicine). This Website links to many sources of statistics on health issues of American Indians and Alaska Natives, compiled by the NLM.

Arctic Health (National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services). This site is an information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of northern peoples. Sponsored by the NLM Division of Specialized Information and maintained by the University of Alaska Anchorage Alaska Medical Library.

Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives. Facts at-a-Glance (Indian Health Service). This site provides a 2-page overview of the prevalence of diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native people.

Naasautit: Inuit Health Statistics (Inuit Knowledge Centre National Committee). Comprehensive statistics and knowledge regarding the health of Inuit from the Inuit Knowledge Centre National Committee (IKCNC) of Canada.

Asian Americans

Asian American Health (National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services). This Website provides an information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of Asian Americans in the United States.

Asian American Populations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health & Health Equity). This site provides links to 10 leading causes of death for Asian Americans, high prevalence health issues, and health disparities.

Asian American/Pacific Islander Profile (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health). Webpage includes demographic information from the CDC. Scroll down to find links to more statistics on important health issues affecting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2013 (U.S. Census Bureau). This 8-page announcement includes statistics for Asian Americans (p.1-4) and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (p.5-8).

Hispanic Americans

Hispanic/Latino Profile (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health). This Webpage includes demographic information from the CDC. Scroll down to find links to more statistics on important health issues affecting Hispanics.

Hispanic or Latino Populations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health & Health Equity). Scroll to find 10 leading causes of death, important health issues, and health disparities for Hispanics/Latinos.

Siegel R, Naishadham D, Jemal A. Cancer Statistics for Hispanics/Latinos, 2012 [Internet]. CA Cancer J Clin. 2012 Sep-Oct;62(5):283-98. PubMed PMID:22987332.

Multiracial

Multiracial Populations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health & Health Equity). This page from the CDC includes demographics and the 10 leading causes of death. Multiracial Americans are those people who belong to two or more of the federally designated racial categories.

Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2013 (U.S. Census Bureau). This 8-page announcement includes statistics for Asians (p.1-4) and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (p.5-8).

Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) Populations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health & Health Equity). This Website from the CDC includes demographics, the 10 leading causes of death, and links to additional data on the Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander population.

Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Profile (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health). This page provides demographic data and links to health issues affecting this population.

White

White Populations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health & Health Equity). This Website from the CDC includes demographics, the 10 leading causes of death, and links to additional data on whites. Whites are defined as people having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

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